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success story of the day: Natureparif

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: Natureparif was the first agency which exclusively dealt with biodiversity conservation at the regional level to join Countdown 2010. The agency is part of the Ecoregion project launched by the Regional Council of Ile-de-France. It gathers local governments, nature associations, enterprises, researchers, the State and the Regional Council, and fosters dialogue between them in order to integrate biodiversity into public and private sectors. …  

13 Oct 2010 | News story

Success story of the day: Natural England

 Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: Natural England aims to safeguard biodiversity by protecting the best wildlife sites, promoting the recovery of declining species and habitats, embedding biodiversity into all policy and decision-making, enthusing people, developing the evidence base, and working with others to deliver the agency’s goals. …  

12 Oct 2010 | News story

Sing to the world - Genk

Sign to the world from Genk

Just before the start of the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (18 -29 October) in Japan, last week an important signal was sent to the world: we need to act for nature! …  

12 Oct 2010 | News story

Planted forest landscape, Brazil

Mitigating the impacts of biofuel production

IUCN and Shell are working with a wide range of stakeholders to gain a shared understanding of how to mitigate the impacts of biofuel production caused by indirect land use change. …  

12 Oct 2010 | News story
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Atlas - Biodiversity of the Francophonie

Launch of the Atlas of Biodiversity in the Francophonie

For the first time ever, a comprehensive analysis of the state of biodiversity in 67 countries has been prepared and published by IUCN and the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) as a tribute to the International Year of Biodiversity. …  

11 Oct 2010 | News story

Success story of the day: Nagoya

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: Nagoya joined Countdown 2010 and engaged the city in initiatives to strengthen cooperation among departments and enhance public awareness of biodiversity. In March 2010, the city launched the “2050 Nagoya Strategy for Biodiversity”, an important document whose drafting started in 2008. This strategy will serve as a long-term policy for transforming Nagoya into a sustainable city which coexists in harmony with nature. It presents a vision for the year 2050 and four sub-strategies based on the conservation and restoration of nature, and lifestyle change. …  

11 Oct 2010 | News story

Intern photo: Securing Water for Ecosystems and Human Well-being: The Importance of Environmental Flows

Water and Climate: Focus of 2010 World Water Week

How does water allocation happen if water resources increasingly fluctuate? What does sustainability mean in the context of an evolving definition of “normal”? …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story

EEA

Assessing Biodiversity in Europe - the 2010 report

Europe is still far from meeting its 2010 target and we risk missing future targets unless we change the way we are managing our environment. The European Environment Agency’s new biodiversity report based on SEBI 2010 indicators assesses the state of biodiversity in Europe and makes recommendations for improving policy effectiveness. IUCN's European Union Representative Office contributed to the writing of this report and provided coordinating support.
 

06 Oct 2010 | News story

Success story of the day: NABU Münster Naturschutzstation and Stadtverband

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: Since 1996, Münster’s volunteers of NABU – one of the oldest and largest environment associations in Germany, encompassing more than 450,000 members and sponsors – have helped trim the branches of fruit trees, plant 3,800 trees, and harvest the orchards’ products in the region. Fair prices are an incentive for farmers to conserve their orchards, and ensuring consumption of the orchards’ fruit contributes both to the protection of existing orchards and the plantation of new ones. …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story
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Success story of the day: Limburg Province

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: The Province of Limburg and three Regionale Landschappen (Regional Landscapes) – the NGOs whose mission is to improve the quality of the landscapes, including the nature in the region of Limburg – launched a project in 2008, encouraging every municipality in the Province to adopt an animal or a plant. The Province and the NGOs prepared an action plan for each of the adopted species explaining what should be done to protect them and what measures were needed. …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story